About Shannon O'DonnellShannon is a National Geographic Traveler of the Year and speaks with organizations and universities around the world about the importance of global citizenship and international travel. Her talks use storytelling and practical advice, coupled with humor and warmth, to inspire audiences to take action on their travel dreams.

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About The Volunteer Traveler's HandbookThe Volunteer Travelers Handbook uses storytelling and research to guide travelers to a positive volunteer ad international service experiences. The book provides practical advice and ethical guidance to help travelers create a positive impact on the communities they visit as they travel.

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blog writingA Little Adrift shares glimpses into the life of a long-term traveler. From musings on life to travel tales, Shannon shares her fears and successes, as well as advice for those dreaming of exploring the world. If you’ve always wondered what it would be like to sell everything and just travel, your answer awaits:

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